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Table 4 Details of dietary supplements potentially causing adverse events

From: Behaviors of consumers, physicians and pharmacists in response to adverse events associated with dietary supplement use

  n Percent
Vitamin/Mineral   
 Multi-vitamins 117 3.8
 Multi-minerals 20 0.6
 Multi-vitamins and minerals 15 0.5
 Individual vitamin (vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin E) 162 5.2
 Individual mineral (Fe, Zn, and Ca) 214 6.9
Non-Vitamin, Non-Mineral (Top 10)   
Coleus forskohlii 183 5.9
 Glucosamine/Chondroitin 87 2.8
 Garlic 70 2.3
 Sesamin 69 2.2
 Collagen 64 2.1
 Blueberry/Lutein 53 1.7
 EPA/DHA/Fish oil/n-3 PUFA 50 1.6
 Placenta 44 1.4
 Enzymes 42 1.4
 Royal jelly/Propolis 41 1.3
 Weight loss supplements (except for Coleus forskohlii) 155 5.0